To prevent an energy dip during the day, controlling blood glucose levels is essential. A healthy breakfast is a great place to start. To make a perfectly balanced breakfast, it’s essential to take in fibre, protein and nutrients. Keep the fibre content up, with vegetables and the added sugar levels down, meaning less fruit or low-sugar fruits like berries. To complete it, add a protein source to your smoothies, like vegan protein powder, vegan yoghurt or a spoonful of nut butter.
Calories are a unit of energy. We need it to stay warm, move around and control other processes in our bodies. It is important to take in enough energy (calories) to keep your body functioning optimally. If you eat more than you use, you can either gain or lose weight if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are.